at what gestational age can a baby survive out of the uterus?
I've heard 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, which is it?
I know obviously born at that stage a baby would need a lot of medical help.
I'm living proof~ I was born at 26 weeks in 1984 and remained in the hospital's care for 9 months after birth , i was in an incubator and breathing tubes, eating tubes and was underdevelopped.
I'm fine today , no problems what so ever, except i have mild asthma. Little girls fight hard!!
anyways back to my question, i was wondering if the advanced technology we have in today's society have lowered that age? I read somewhere a baby survived at 20 wks gestational...
It really depends on the baby and if they have developed properly up until that point. I know of a baby that was born at 23 weeks and lived but I also know a baby that was born at 26 weeks and died.
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:28 AM on Mar. 26, 2009
Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 11:36 AM on Mar. 26, 2009
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